NSW – Collaborative Procurement of Underground Works The FIDIC Emerald Book
October 16, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The document, developed by the ITA and first issued in May 2019, is based on the principle that risks shall be allocated to the Party that is best positioned to manage them. The presentation will provide an overview of the main concepts of the new FIDIC Emerald Book, with emphasis on the use of the Geotechnical Baseline Report (GBR) as the key document that defines the contractual geotechnical baselines agreed by the Parties and the risk allocation mechanisms that are used for re-measurement and adjustment of construction time and cost.
The ITA press release for the Emerald Book can be found here.
About the Speaker
Alex Gomes is a civil engineer with over 27 years of international experience in the design and construction of multi-disciplinary tunnel and underground works and applied geotechnical and geomechanical engineering. Alex has worked on major projects across Europe, Asia, Australasia and the Americas, including projects of subways, railways, roads, mining, utilities, water and hydropower plants, providing expert advice on technical, forensic and contractual aspects for sub-surface works.
Alex holds the position of Chief Technical Principal – Tunnels and Underground at SMEC and is the past Vice-President of the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES).During the preparation of the FIDIC Emerald Book, Alex acted on behalf of ITA as a peer-reviewer of the document.